“Germany is committed to Afghanistan” — Federal Foreign Office

The International Contact Group on Afghanistan and Pakistan convened in Berlin on 14 May. This group comprises more than 50 states and organizations. Topics of the meeting included good governance and the long term support of the international community for the continued stabilization of Afghanistan. Meeting of the Contact Group in Berlin © Photothek/Trutschel Federal…

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions – Written by Thiana Biondo at Global Voices org

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between ‘new’ powers like Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the BRICS – with ‘old’ powers like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in international interventions. The BRICS conference held last March provides…

Manipulation of the UN Security Council in support of the US-NATO Military Agenda – Global Research Canada article

Manipulation of the UN Security Council in support of the US-NATO Military Agenda Coercion, Intimidation & Bribery used to Extort Approval from Reluctant Members by Carla Stea ***** United Nations Security Council decisions are portrayed as “the will of the international community,” and Security Council action in support of a national agenda confers moral authority…

‘We are entering a new phase’: Afghan national security adviser – DW World De Interview

On Monday, Germany is set to host an international conference on Afghanistan’s future. Afghan national security adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta spoke to Deutsche Welle about his hopes for a new era in his country’s history. Afghan national security adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta Representatives from many nations, as well as international organizations, have been gathering in the German city of…

Video: Dr. Ashraf Ghani asked about Pakistan border incident

In Afghanistan, the Chairman of the Transition Commission says there should be a renewal of the search for peace, regional stability and cooperation. Dr Ashraf Ghani was addressing a question on the incident which took place on the Pakistan border over the weekend. He was speaking at a press conference in Kabul which was held…

The World from Berlin: Afghanistan Conference ‘Doomed to Failure’ – Spiegel de News

                                                                                                                AFP Pakistani soldiers carry the coffins of troops killed in a NATO strike on Saturday. Following deadly NATO attacks on Pakistani border posts, the country has refused to attend the upcoming international conference on the situation in Afghanistan. But as the most influential nation in helping stabilize their war-torn neighbor, Pakistan’s presence is crucial, German…

Misconceptions about Afghanistan in Pakistani Media – inewp.com

By Agha H Amin Afghanistan has been the subject of misconceptions par excellence as far as Pakistani analysts and Pakistani policy makers are concerned. First it is a misconception to state that Pakistan has all the cards to dictate the future policy in Afghanistan. While it is true that a large number of  Taliban in…

‘There Has To Be Peace Now’ – SPIEGEL Interview with Hamid Karzai

dpa Afghan President Hamid Karzai: “What has happened to cause the Afghan people in the south to allow the Taliban to return to their villages? Something must have gone wrong. But who allowed things to go wrong?” In an exclusive SPIEGEL interview, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, 52, discusses prospects for reconciliation with the Taliban, his…